Frequently Asked Questions
What are the requirements to join Cub Scouts?
Tiger Cubs (entering first grade or age 7), Cub Scouts (entering second or third grade, or age 8 or 9), Webelos Scouts (entering fourth or fifth grade, or age 10).
- What does Cub Scouting offer my son?
- Cub Scouting offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. Service projects, ceremonies, games, and other activities guide boys through the core values and give them a sense of personal achievement. Through positive peer group interaction and parental guidance, boys also learn honesty, bravery, and respect.
- How does participation in Cub Scouting affect participation other activities?
- The Cub Scout program is designed to compliment many other extracurricular activities. Typical time commitment is two Den meetings and one Pack meeting per month. Boys who participate in organized sports like soccer, baseball, basketball, swimming, gymnastics, etc, or academic-based extracurricular activities like music, art, science etc., can be recognized for these activities though Cub Scout belt loops and pins which are worn on their uniform.
- What are the responsibilities of a parent?
- Provide help and support for the den and pack.
- Work with your son on advancement projects and activities.
- Attend pack meetings with your son and present his advancement awards to him at the pack meeting.
- Attend and assist with den outings.
- Attend Cub Scout Family campouts with your son.
- Do Cub Scouts go camping?
- Yes, but they ease into it. They may go camping with a parent, or even with the entire family. More on Cub Scout camping can be found at http://www.scouting.org/cubscouts/activities/outdoor/camping.y.html
- What other activities are available to Cub Scouts and their families?
- Pack 2020 is very active, providing a rich environment for boys and their families. Typical annual events include:
- Fall Campout
- Community Service Projects
- End of the year trip
- Blue & Gold Banquet
- Pinewood Derby
- Spring Campout
- Summer Day Camp
- Summer Resident Camp
How much is it going to cost?
- Annual Scouting Dues are $200. Boy Scouts of America is a not-for-profit organization and must maintain an annual fee that supports its programs. The annual cost is the national registration fee and includes the scouts' subscription to Boys' Life Magazine.
Additional costs may include: uniforms and some activity fees including those for the Day Camp and Resident Camps. Youth members participate in one fund-raising activity (popcorn), which helps to cover Den supplies, equipment, and other activities.